From The University of Akron Support Center Wiki
Users must have their exchange account configured to have access to Office Communicator. This access can be granted by submitting a request to the ZipSupport Center
For Faculty and Staff, a program is available called Office Communicator. This is an instant messenger tied to the Exchange Server on campus.
There are two Methods of connecting to Office Communicator:
The Office Communicator client can be pushed to a windows computer using SMS, a request to Micro can make this happen. In many cases, this is a default application pushed to SMS machine. This can be checked by going to "Run Advertised Programs" and selecting Office communicator.
https://livecomm.uanet.edu Your browser will need to have pop-ups enabled for livecomm.uanet.edu, you will be warned if you have one running.
Pidgin SIPE Plugin
The plugin for Pidgin may be acquired at the following location: http://sipe.sourceforge.net/
The following settings should be set when using this plugin:
- Basic Tab:
- Username: email@example.com
- Login: uanet\your_uanet_id
- Password: your_password